TYSON FURY had to have injections in BOTH his elbows before his epic trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder.
The Gypsy King retained his WBC heavyweight title with a thrilling 11th-round KO victory over the American in Las Vegas last month.
But Fury went into the Sin City fight in ‘unbearable’ pain, so much so he had to have numbing jabs in both elbows.
Dad John revealed to BT Sport: “To be honest, it wasn’t a boxing match, was it?
“Because Tyson was very bad injured going into that fight.
“He had to have chromosome injections in both elbows. Both elbows were numb and he’s since had an operation.”
The pain in Fury’s elbows was so bad he had to go under the knife for SIX HOURS to relieve it.
John continued: “A six-hour all-day [operation] having it sort out his elbows because I think he had some bone spurs we had to get removed.
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“[A] common thing in sportsman, especially in boxer.
“And, yeah, he was handicapped from the beginning.”
Fan favourite Fury is expected to return to the ring in March, with a showdown against fellow Brit Dillian Whyte potentially on the cards.
But promoter Frank Warren insists the WBC king won’t rush into a Battle of Britain with the Brixton banger.
The Queensbury Promotions chief told talkSPORT: “I don’t think anything will happen until the WBC has their convention, which is later this month and I don’t think that’s going to happen until then.
“There’s no rush and there’s no rush from Tyson’s perspective.
“As I’ve said to everybody, it doesn’t matter what anybody says. He will do what he wants to do.
“If the deal is right he’ll do it. If he doesn’t want to do it, he won’t do it. He’s his own man.”